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‘Once Upon A Time’ Projection Show Begins November 4

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Today we’re happy to announce that a new nighttime projection show, “Once Upon a Time,” will debut at Magic Kingdom Park on November 4.

In this new show, Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast” shares bedtime stories with Chip, taking them (and all of us) on a magical trip through the most adventurous scenes from favorite Disney films like “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.”

Scenes that are expected to be guest-favorites include a flight with Peter Pan from London to Never Land and a daring duel between Gaston and Beast. Mrs. Potts and Chip end their bedtime story with a grand finale that includes appearances by characters from even more Disney films.

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The show, which was inspired by one of a similar name at Tokyo Disneyland Park, uses projection mapping technology to cover every nook and cranny of Cinderella Castle in vibrant images that appear almost three-dimensional.

“Once Upon A Time” will replace the current “Celebrate the Magic” projection show, which will end its run on November 3. Check your My Disney Experience app for times and more information.


  • Will this show run every night, or only on select nights???

    We are there from December 10-15 and all of those nights say “No Times Available” on the app.

  • We first saw “Celebrate the Magic” two weeks after it opened. It remains one of the best and most memorable experiences of all of our trips. We just saw it again recently and its a shame it will be departing. The song itself is beautiful and full of emotion and adding it to the blend of imagery with real fireworks was a real treat. They should do something to preserve and/or include the song in other ways. Good luck to the new show, you will be following in some pretty big footsteps!

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